For the 12th consecutive year, The Cardinal Nation rolls out its choices for the top players at each level of the St. Louis Cardinals system from the summer, following season recaps by affiliate. The series runs each day from September 11 through the month of October. Will Luke Weaver repeat as Starting Pitcher of the Year?
From among three worthy finalists, Cuban outfielder Adolis Garcia is The Cardinal Nation’s choice as the top first-year position player in the St. Louis Cardinals system for 2017.
From among many candidates and three finalists, Peoria’s Evan Kruczynski is The Cardinal Nation’s choice as the top first-year starting pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals system for 2017.
Two Johnson City teammates had exceptional results as first-year relievers in the St. Louis Cardinals system, with Jake Walsh our winner.
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